Ernest and Geraldine Bucher of Medford celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 18, 2014, at an Oktoberfest celebration in Grants Pass hosted by their granddaughter, son and son-in-law, Leslie, Ron and Pat Bucher. The event was in homage to Ernie's German heritage, and about 35 people attended.
Ernest Bucher married Geraldine Beem on Oct. 25, 1954, in Reno, Nev. They have four children, Steven Bucher of Carlton, Ore., Tresa Jarel of Medford, Ronald Bucher of Grants Pass and Gerald Bucher of Talent; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The couple have lived in Medford for more than 59 years. Ernie retired from Boise Cascade, and Gerry from Newberry's. Ernie was born in Pennsylvania and served in the Air Force. Gerry was born in South Dakota and met Ernie while living in Brookings.